Annual Meeting

 

 
  
                  
                    
                    
 

 


Sponsors


American Federation for
Aging Research

Barshop Institute for Longevity
and Aging Studies

Orentreich Foundation for the
Advancement of Science

 


Abstracts

Abstracts may be submitted on any subject related to the general area of aging to be considered for poster presentation or oral presentation. PRESENTING AUTHORS MUST SUBMIT THEIR ABSTRACT USING THEIR OWN LOG IN (e.g. Advisors may not submit an abstract for a student under the advisor's account). More than one abstract may be submitted by each author.

Abstracts should be no longer than 2,500 characters including spaces and prepared as a single paragraph, single-spaced. Abstracts should NOT contain photos, tables or references. Please include any funding acknowledgements.

Abstracts should be submitted by February 14, 2022. Late abstracts will be considered for poster sessions only until March 14, 2022Abstract form will be available January 2022.

 


Deadlines - Important Dates

Denham Harman Research Award:  December 1, 2021
Travel Award Application:  February 14, 2022
Abstract Submission: February 14, 2022
Late Abstracts:  March 14, 2022
Hotel Reservations: April 15, 2022
Meeting Dates May 17-20, 2021

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Keynote Speaker

Colleen Murphy, Ph.D., Princeton University

Talk Title:  Using C. elegans to study human age-related decline

Coleen T. Murphy is a Professor of Genomics and Molecular Biology at Princeton University. She graduated from the University of Houston with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Biophysics, then earned her doctorate in Biochemistry at Stanford University, studying the structure-function determinants of pre-steady state kinetics and motility of the motor protein myosin. During her postdoctoral work at UCSF with Cynthia Kenyon, Dr. Murphy built C. elegans microarrays and used them to identify the set of genes downstream of the insulin signaling/FOXO longevity pathway. This work revealed that insulin signaling coordinates the expression of a vast array of downstream cellular processes, including stress response, proteostasis, metabolism, immunity, autophagy, and intercellular signaling, to extend cellular and organismal maintenance with age.  

In her own lab, Dr. Murphy’s team has developed C. elegans models of human “quality of life” aging phenotypes, including cognitive aging and reproductive aging, and identified genetic pathways that can extend each of these processes with age. At the molecular level, these processes are remarkably well-conserved through humans. Dr. Murphy’s team has developed new genomic approaches to isolate and transcriptionally profile all of C. elegans’ adult cells, in order to better utilize this system as a model for human disease, and developed assays to model human neurodegenerative disease, including learning, memory, and movement disorders. Dr. Murphy’s lab made the surprising discovery that mating induces rapid post-reproductive aging, utilizing the same genetic pathways that extend longevity. Most recently, her lab has discovered that C. elegans can interpret the small RNA code of the bacteria that they ingest to direct an avoidance response, and that information can be transmitted transgenerationally. 

Murphy has received several awards for her research, including being named a Pew Scholar, March of Dimes Basil O’Connor Scholar, Keck Scholar, McKnight Fellow, Sloan Fellow, GMFR awardee, Howard Hughes Medical Institute-Simons Faculty Scholar, and was awarded both the New Innovator and Pioneer awards from the NIH Director’s office. She has won both the Women in Cell Biology Junior and Mid-Career Awards for Excellence in Research from the American Society for Cell Biology. She is currently the director of the Simons Collaboration on Plasticity in the Aging Brain.

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Awards

Call for Nominations - Denham Harman Award

Established in 1978 this award was named in honor of Dr. Denham Harman, a co-founder of AGE and honors a person who has made significant contributions to biomedical aging research.

All members of the American Aging Association are eligible to nominate individuals for the awards.

Materials required for nomination include a nomination letter outlining why this individual is deserving of the award, a current CV of the individual and at least two supporting letters. Before nominating a person, please take a look at the website for the list of past awardees. Please note that if an individual has received the Denham Harman Award previously, the nomination will have to justify the contributions of this person since the last award. Once the materials have been collected, the nominator should send the documents to Holly Brown-Borg.

The Awards Committee will review eligibility, compile the documents and create a slate of candidates for the AGE Board on which to vote. 

Deadline: December 1, 2021

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Program

Please click here for the PDF version of the preliminary program.

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Registration

AGE 2022 Meeting Registration Fees

 

In-person registration

 

 

 

Early Bird
(Before March 31)

Standard
(April 1-30)

Late
(After May 1)

Lay/Scientific member

$350

$400

$500

Trainee* member

$150

$200

$250

Lay/Scientific non-member

$550

$650

$850

Trainee* non-member

$250

$350

$500

 

 

Virtual meeting registration

 

 

 

Early Bird
(Before March 31)

Standard
(April 1-30 )

Late
(After May 1)

Lay/Scientific member

$200

$250

$350

Trainee* member

$100

$150

$200

Lay/Scientific non-member

$400

$500

$600

Trainee* non-member

$150

$250

$350

 

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Donations

TBA


Hotel & Destination

The official AGE conference hotel, the elegant Omni La Mansión del Rio, is nestled along the historic River Walk in downtown San Antonio, allowing you to easily explore all the city’s beloved tourist attractions. Blending Spanish colonial architecture and European style, the Four Diamond luxury hotel surrounds you with the romance, grace and charm of a grand hacienda.  Hotel address: 112 College Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205.

To book a hotel room at the reduced conference rate, please click here.  

For Trainees ONLY, we have a limited block of rooms at a reduced rate.  Click here to book a hotel room at the trainee rate.

San Antonio is the seventh-most populous city in the United States, second largest city in the Southern United States, and the second-most populous city in Texas with 1,434,625 residents in 2020. Founded as a Spanish mission and colonial outpost in 1718, the city became the first chartered civil settlement in present-day Texas in 1731. The area was still part of the Spanish Empire, and later of the Mexican Republic. It is the state's oldest municipality, having celebrated its 300th anniversary on May 1, 2018.  Also known as Military City USA as it is home to one of the largest concentrations of military bases in the United States. For the AGE Central Office staff, we call it home.  If you need any information, please reach out to us.

Our big city has a busy but small airport with two terminals, three baggage carousels and if you walk more than 10 minutes, you are probably walking in circles. The airport (SAT) is conveniently located 9.7 miles from the beautiful downtown Riverwalk and the Omni La Mansión del Rio.  San Antonio has Lyft and Uber.

Weather in May averages 77°F. 

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